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Florida Opera Festival announces 2013-14 season

Andrea Bocelli

Associated Press

Andrea Bocelli

TAMPA —The Florida Opera Festival will stage a pair of classics in the 2013-14 season, The Magic Flute and Carmen, it was announced at Thursday's performance of La Boheme. It will be the first time Opera Tampa, which puts on the festival, has staged Mozart's fantasy about the quest of a youth with a magic flute, while Bizet's repertory staple on the tragedy of a gypsy femme fatale has been done previously by the company.

Artistic director and conductor Daniel Lipton will also lead a "Popera!" concert of opera's greatest hits. In the festival's second season, there will be some changes from this year's edition, with two performances instead of three, and they will be on Friday night and Sunday afternoon. This season, there have been performances on Thursday night and matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Opera Tampa will also offer subscribers tickets to performances of the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, which will be playing for a week at the company's home, the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts; and priority tickets to a concert by Italian crossover tenor Andrea Bocelli with the Opera Tampa Orchestra and Chorus at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

The 2013-14 festival: Dec. 14: Andrea Bocelli, Tampa Bay Times Forum; Jan 17, 19: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Morsani Hall; Feb. 7, 9: The Magic Flute, Ferguson Hall; Feb. 21, 23: "Popera!," Ferguson Hall; March 14, 16: Carmen, Morsani Hall.

Information: (813) 229-7827 or 1-800-955-1045; operatampa.org.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

Florida Opera Festival announces 2013-14 season 03/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 7:01pm]
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